When it comes to outing N loves and prefers parks over anything, and we take him to play zones as occasional treats.The play zone has lot of noise and too much light which obviously being a Montessori family we have consciously kept a distance with.
So recently we were invited by Nagma, The founder of Muscat Kids Club to come and experience the Kids club which is located at Al Mansab,Muscat.I have been following their Instagram account since their inception and I had an idea of the play area.But I was not sure if N would enjoy being there.
Finally we visited them and to my surprise N’s didn’t need his normal warm up session.Yes he needs a warm up session where I encourage him to interact with people or explore a new place.The Muscat Kids Club ambience is really inviting.It invites the little ones to play, explore and have fun.A peaceful play area with loads of physical activities and pretend play.
The place has a large play area in one side and a lounge with pantry on the other side.The play area has a ball pit, a trampoline , a free play area where seating arrangement is there for the little ones to pick puzzles, blocks or books and sit and enjoy.A pretend play market, dressing table and kitchen set for messy play they have a sand pit and easel boards for scribbling.Has slides and swings and other activities.
The place is beautifully decorated by craft done by its founder Nagma,that adds to the beauty and ambience of the place.
The play area has been designed keeping in mind that the child can choose whatever he wishes to play with.Its an open ended play zone where the child can choose from various options.The whole area is carpeted and hence child can be left to roam free and explore without the tension of them getting hurt.
So now the real test was if N would enjoy being there?
N took a round of the whole area and wanted to play with the sand which is pretty obvious as messy play is his favourite.
After sometime while I was clicking few pics of the whole play area he started exploring the other activities.He was very much comfortable and at ease while exploring.I wanted him to enjoy the slides and ball pit but then he chose the dressing activity.After playing with the action figurines and cars he scribbled for sometime at the easel board.
And finally he landed to his favourite pretend play ‘cooking’ he bought few fruits from the market (pretend play) and started cooking after sometime got the kinetic sand from the sand pit for cooking.Kids can be so innovative with play that we can only realise when we let them free to explore.
He enjoyed it so much that even after almost 2 hours when we asked if we can go home he didn’t want to leave that place.he wanted to do more cooking and he was bribing his papa with tea so that we would stay there for some more time.
And all this while when N was busy with play and I was busy chatting with Nagma and clicking pics with occasional nudge to N if he was done and we can make a move guess what papa was doing? He was chilling in the lounge area which is specially made for the parents or anyone who accompanies the kids to the club.While kids enjoy their uninterrupted play at the play area, parents can sip coffee enjoy the free wifi ,watch TV or may be catch up with some sleep.
Overall our experience with Muscat Kids club was really nice and the way N liked the place we will definitely visit the place pretty often.
I highly recommend this place to parents in Muscat as the charges are pretty nominal and their membership fee is also very less for a month.They come up with different activities and workshop almost every week.To stay updated not her activities and workshop you can like their Facebook page Facebook-Muscat Kids Club or follow them on Instagram Muscat Kids Club Instagram account